Category Archives: USA Hockey

CRAWFORD: PACK GIVING AWAY TWO BOBBLEHEADS IN ONE

CaptureBOURQUE BROTHERS BOBBLEHEAD GIVEAWAY COMING UP SATURDAY, MARCH 7
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“Double Bobble” Features both Chris and Ryan Bourque

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartfrd Wolf Pack

HARTFORD, January 10, 2015: Global Spectrum, operators of the XL Center and Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced a special bobblehead promotion for the Wolf Pack’s home game Saturday, March 7 against the Hershey Bears.

The first 2,000 fans into the game on March 7 will receive a distinctive “double bobble”, depicting both halves of the first brother combination ever to play at the same time for the Wolf Pack, Chris and Ryan Bourque. The bobblehead is presented by Team Ferior. Continue reading

RANGERS: RANGERS LOOKING TO STAY HOT AGAINST FLAMES

Lundqvist      VERSUS      Ramo Karrl

NEW YORK RANGERS at CALGARY FLAMES
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 9:00 p.m. ET
Scotiabank SaddledomeCalgary, AB
Rangers: 14-10-4 (32 pts)
Flames: 17-13-2 (36 pts)

BY: The New York Rangers

TONIGHT’S GAME
The Rangers continue their four-game road trip against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome (9:00 p.m. ET —TV: MSG+; Radio: ESPN Radio 98.7 FM). The Rangers enter the contest with a three-game winning streak and they have won seven of their last 10 contests (7-3-0), including five of their last seven games (5-2-0). The Blueshirts have earned at least one point in 17 of their last 24 contests (13-7-4), including 10 of their last 14 games (8-4-2). New York has posted a 14-10-4 record this season (32 pts), following a 2-0 victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. The Flames have lost five consecutive contests and are 17-13-2 this season (36 pts). Calgary lost its last contest, 2-1, against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday in Chicago. Continue reading

FUEHRING: ROSTER MOVES EFFECTING ROADIES

greenville-road-warriors_thumb16SAPONARI RECALLED BY HARTFORD

Banwell activated from injured reserve; Arnold placed on 21-day IR

BY: Alan Fuehring, Greenville Rd Warriors 

Greenville, SC - The Greenville Road Warriors, proud ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, today announced forward Vinny Saponari has been recalled by Hartford. In addition, defenseman Mike Banwell has been activated from the 21-day injured reserve while forward Scott Arnold has been placed on the 21-day injured reserve, retroactive to November 27thContinue reading

CRAWFORD: SAPONARI RECALLED

hartford-wolf-pack-logo-150x133WOLF PACK RECALL FORWARD VINNY SAPONARI FROM GREENVILLE

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2nd-year Pro is Road Warriors’ Leading Pt-scorer

BY: Bob Crawford, Hartford Wolf Pack 

HARTFORD, December 9, 2014:  Hartford Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has recalled forward Vinny Saponari from its ECHL affiliate, the Greenville Road Warriors. Continue reading

CANTLON’S CORNER: A THANKSGIVING APPETIZER

gerry-150x130BY: Gerry Cantlon, Howlings

ROSTER CHANGES 

The weekly Hartford Wolf Pack roster cha-cha-cha continues. Back to the Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL) heads good guy defenseman, Bretton Stamler, while the Wolf Pack’s ECHL affiliates, the Greenville Road Warriors receive forward Chris McCarthy. Making the return trip back to Hartford from Greenville is defenseman Steve Spinnell who’s played in three games for the Wolf Pack. Spinnell has no points and 11 PM  and a minus-1.

One change to this lineup change is that Bretton Stamler’s life has taken a right turn after he signed a deal with the Hamburg Freezers of the German DEL for the remainder of the season because of an injury to their veteran, former Philadelphia Phantom Frederik Cabana.

According to a team press release, the recommendation to Sports Director and one-time New Haven Nighthawk, Stephane Richer, was from former Hartford and Greenville teammate and current Freezer defenseman Sam Klassen.

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OLD NEWS, BUT NOW OFFICIAL – KRISTO SIGNS

kristo_danny_hwp1314RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD DANNY KRISTO

NEW YORK, August 21, 2014 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Danny Kristo.

Kristo, 24, skated in 65 games with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL) this past season, registering 25 goals and 18 assists for 43 points, along with 18 penalty minutes. He led the team – and tied for seventh among AHL rookies – in goals, tied for second on the team in power play goals (seven), ranked third in points, and finished fifth in shots on goal (146). Kristo tallied his first career AHL goal in Hartford’s season opener on October 5 vs. Norfolk. He registered a point in eight of the first 10 games of the season (seven goals, five assists over the span), and tallied the first of two three-game goal streaks during the year from October 18 vs. Manchester to October 23 vs. Portland. Kristo also posted the first multi-goal effort of his AHL career on January 29 vs. Adirondack. Continue reading

HAYES, A FORMER 1ST RD PICK, STARTS CAREER WITH NYR

Kevin Hayes (BC - 12)
Image courtesy of photoshelter.com

rp_new-york-r_thumb7.gifBY: The New York Rangers

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forward Kevin Hayes.

Hayes, 22, skated in 40 games with the Boston College Eagles of Hockey East (NCAA) this past season, registering 27 goals and 38 assists for 65 points, along with 16 penalty minutes and a plus-34 rating. Hayes was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in collegiate hockey, and he was named to the NCAA East First All-American Team and Hockey East’s First All-Star Team. He established collegiate career-highs in goals, assists, points, plus/minus rating, power play goals (six), and game-winning goals (six). Hayes ranked second in the nation in points, third in plus/minus rating, fourth in assists, and fifth in goals. He finished second on Boston College in goals, points, game-winning goals, and shots on goal (140), tied for second in power play goals, and ranked third in assists and plus/minus rating. Continue reading